Objectivity and Patient Care

Objectivity and Patient Care

A Guest Post by Sean Fontaine I love posting articles controversial enough to warrant a disclaimer. Today I have the pleasure of bringing you another post by guest author Sean Fontaine. Sean is a … [Read more...]

Patients Define Their Emergencies (Part 2)

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True Story... The dispatch information was updated before we had even rolled our rig out onto the pad. Eye injury, no serious symptoms. Jodie shut down the lights and I informed dispatch that we'd be … [Read more...]

Don’t Be A Jerk

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I didn't draw the graph at right. It was made by a woman named Jessica Hagy over at www.thisisindexed.com. Jessica is not in the medical profession. She draws her observations about the world on index … [Read more...]

The Ultimate EMS Protocol

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I don't handle the card much anymore. It stays inside a plastic sleeve in my planner. The edges are worn and the words are faded. It wasn't printed on kind of paper that travels well in a wallet for … [Read more...]

Written Protocol vs. Common Sense

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Steve Valdez only wanted to cash a check. In retrospect it seems so simple. The check was written to him from his wife's account at Bank of America. He had two forms of ID, both with photos. The … [Read more...]

Get Anyone to Go With You to The Hospital

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I'm going to share with you a very powerful technique to convince just about anyone to go with you to the hospital, and I'm going to ask a favor of you. Please only use this technique in the patient's … [Read more...]

What Is The Good Samaritan Law?

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The term "Good Samaritan" comes from the gospel of Luke. In the parable told by Christ, a Samaritan helped a Jew who had been beaten and robbed. At the time, the Samaritans and Jews were mortal … [Read more...]

EMT Charged With Patient Abandonment

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                          ... It could happen to you That's what EMT Paul Casson of the Bronx is learning. On New Years Eve, Paul was waiting to drop off a five year old child at Lincoln Hospital. … [Read more...]